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2017-12-29 | Security

Afghan Taliban using extortion money to buy Russian weapons

Russia is selling the Taliban advanced weaponry, including laser-scoped sniper rifles, local officials say.

Security 2017-12-29

Afghan Taliban using extortion money to buy Russian weapons

Russia is selling the Taliban advanced weaponry, including laser-scoped sniper rifles, local officials say.

2017-12-28 | Crime & Justice

FATA reforms 1 step closer to reality

The Pakistani government has green-lighted accelerating the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Crime & Justice 2017-12-28

FATA reforms 1 step closer to reality

The Pakistani government has green-lighted accelerating the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

2017-12-27 | Health

Awareness campaign tells Pakistani drivers to 'Give Way to Ambulances'

The nationwide campaign, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will run until the end of the year.

Health 2017-12-27

Awareness campaign tells Pakistani drivers to 'Give Way to Ambulances'

The nationwide campaign, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will run until the end of the year.

2017-12-26 | Media

Militarily defeated, ISIS runs out of propaganda material

The group's latest video production relies heavily on recycled footage which experts say is a sign of a failing propaganda machine.

Media 2017-12-26

Militarily defeated, ISIS runs out of propaganda material

The group's latest video production relies heavily on recycled footage which experts say is a sign of a failing propaganda machine.

2017-12-25 | Terrorism

Collapse of ISIS 'caliphate' in Middle East hastens group's demise elsewhere

The defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria will bring an end to the group in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia -- where security forces are ready to deal with any new challenges, analysts say.

Terrorism 2017-12-25

Collapse of ISIS 'caliphate' in Middle East hastens group's demise elsewhere

The defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria will bring an end to the group in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia -- where security forces are ready to deal with any new challenges, analysts say.

2017-12-22 | Security

Sindh Police, universities work together to counter extremism on campuses

Ongoing discussions began after it became known that the Ansarul Shariah Pakistan militant group is made up of about a dozen highly educated members.

Security 2017-12-22

Sindh Police, universities work together to counter extremism on campuses

Ongoing discussions began after it became known that the Ansarul Shariah Pakistan militant group is made up of about a dozen highly educated members.

2017-12-21 | Security

Terrorism in KP reaches record low in 2017

The province has seen the number of terrorist attacks hit a ten-year low, police say, as security personnel step up operations.

Security 2017-12-21

Terrorism in KP reaches record low in 2017

The province has seen the number of terrorist attacks hit a ten-year low, police say, as security personnel step up operations.

2017-12-20 | Security

Specialised training continues to enhance KP Police

More than 17,000 police officers have trained at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's eight specialised police schools.

Security 2017-12-20

Specialised training continues to enhance KP Police

More than 17,000 police officers have trained at Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's eight specialised police schools.

2017-12-19 | Economy

KP banks regain confidence as security improves

Commercial banks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are lending more and are working to support local businesses.

Economy 2017-12-19

KP banks regain confidence as security improves

Commercial banks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are lending more and are working to support local businesses.

2017-12-18 | Terrorism

ISIS strikes Quetta church a week before Christmas

Pakistani security forces prevented the suicide bombers from entering the church, saving hundreds of lives, officials say.

Terrorism 2017-12-18

ISIS strikes Quetta church a week before Christmas

Pakistani security forces prevented the suicide bombers from entering the church, saving hundreds of lives, officials say.

2017-12-15 | Security

New course improves KP police's counter-terrorism capabilities

The Operational Command Course is aimed at training mid-level officers on how to respond to terrorist emergencies and conduct raids.

Security 2017-12-15

New course improves KP police's counter-terrorism capabilities

The Operational Command Course is aimed at training mid-level officers on how to respond to terrorist emergencies and conduct raids.

2017-12-14

Foreign NGOs in Pakistan lose licences under stricter rules

NGOs that comply with stricter new regulations will be allowed to work, authorities say.

2017-12-14

Foreign NGOs in Pakistan lose licences under stricter rules

NGOs that comply with stricter new regulations will be allowed to work, authorities say.

2017-12-14 | Media

Pakhtunkhwa Radio fills vacuum left by defeated militants

Programmes are focused on raising awareness among youth and countering religious extremism, radio producers say.

Media 2017-12-14

Pakhtunkhwa Radio fills vacuum left by defeated militants

Programmes are focused on raising awareness among youth and countering religious extremism, radio producers say.

2017-12-13 | Security

Revitalised Pakistan-Afghanistan security co-operation hits militants hard

The recent killing of key terrorist leaders has sent shockwaves among militants along the border.

Security 2017-12-13

Revitalised Pakistan-Afghanistan security co-operation hits militants hard

The recent killing of key terrorist leaders has sent shockwaves among militants along the border.

2017-12-12 | Economy

Pakistan, Uzbekistan discuss enhancing bilateral trade, investment

Strengthening mutual co-operation will "reflect the true economic potential of the two countries", officials say.

Economy 2017-12-12

Pakistan, Uzbekistan discuss enhancing bilateral trade, investment

Strengthening mutual co-operation will "reflect the true economic potential of the two countries", officials say.

2017-12-11 | Security

Hundreds of Balochistan militants surrender, say 'we were used'

Former militants say their leaders misled them and used them as pawns of war for personal gains.

Security 2017-12-11

Hundreds of Balochistan militants surrender, say 'we were used'

Former militants say their leaders misled them and used them as pawns of war for personal gains.

2017-12-08 | Society

In pictures: the beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan

The northern areas of Pakistan are known for their picturesque scenes.

Society 2017-12-08

In pictures: the beauty of Gilgit-Baltistan

The northern areas of Pakistan are known for their picturesque scenes.

2017-12-07 | Security

Pakistani forces find militant hideouts, recover arms cache in FATA

The operation is a major achievement in the war on terror, observers and officials say.

Security 2017-12-07

Pakistani forces find militant hideouts, recover arms cache in FATA

The operation is a major achievement in the war on terror, observers and officials say.

2017-12-07 | Terrorism

Kazakhstan, Pakistan run joint counter-terrorism exercises

Kazakhstan participated in the 'Friendship 2017' international counter-terrorism exercises in Pakistan that ended last week.

Terrorism 2017-12-07

Kazakhstan, Pakistan run joint counter-terrorism exercises

Kazakhstan participated in the 'Friendship 2017' international counter-terrorism exercises in Pakistan that ended last week.

2017-12-06 | Religion

KP authorities hope discovery of Buddha statue will boost religious tourism

The discovery of the roughly 1,700-year-old statue, carved from Kanjur stone, was announced in November.

Religion 2017-12-06

KP authorities hope discovery of Buddha statue will boost religious tourism

The discovery of the roughly 1,700-year-old statue, carved from Kanjur stone, was announced in November.

2017-12-05 | Security

Pakistani-Saudi military exercises show strong united front against terrorism

The 2-week special forces exercise in Riyadh will run November 25-December 10.

Security 2017-12-05

Pakistani-Saudi military exercises show strong united front against terrorism

The 2-week special forces exercise in Riyadh will run November 25-December 10.

2017-12-04 | Tolerance

Pakistan celebrates minority rights with wedding of Sikh army officer

Current and retired military officials attended the marriage of the first Sikh officer in the Pakistani army, Maj. Harchem Singh.

Tolerance 2017-12-04

Pakistan celebrates minority rights with wedding of Sikh army officer

Current and retired military officials attended the marriage of the first Sikh officer in the Pakistani army, Maj. Harchem Singh.

2017-12-04 | Society

KP government to support local artists with monthly stipend

The government is giving Rs. 30,000 ($300) per month to 500 artists, many of whom have suffered at the hands of militants.

Society 2017-12-04

KP government to support local artists with monthly stipend

The government is giving Rs. 30,000 ($300) per month to 500 artists, many of whom have suffered at the hands of militants.

2017-12-01 | Terrorism

Peshawar police quickly end Taliban attack on Agriculture Training Institute

Security forces acted swiftly to kill all five attackers, all of whom were wearing suicide vests, preventing greater carnage, authorities say.

Terrorism 2017-12-01

Peshawar police quickly end Taliban attack on Agriculture Training Institute

Security forces acted swiftly to kill all five attackers, all of whom were wearing suicide vests, preventing greater carnage, authorities say.